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Electric hot water does not heat up and the red rocker

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Electric hot water does...

Electric hot water does not heat up and the red rocker switch to turn it on gets very hot 2006 Winnebago Sightseer, 34 foot

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the coolant level? Has there been any leaking from the hoses?

No leaking from the hoses. Where is the coolant and how do I check the level?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '06 RV?

WFD34A

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your RV yourself? What have you tried so far?

I checked the bypass valve and it is shut, checked breakers and none are tripped. (We had an RV mechanic install a new heating element about 6 months ago

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 10 months ago
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Hi! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with this. I may need some additional information from you first in order to give a complete answer.

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 10 months ago

What is the make and model of your water heater ?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Atwood model GCH6A-10C
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 10 months ago

The switch might be warm is the light is on, but definitely not hot. If it is then there is probably some kind of short in that circuit. Pull it out of the wall and see if any of the wiring is hot and make a note as to which color. Get back to me with that. I will be out on a Service Call for about an hour or so and will be checking back in again.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Okay, Randall, will do. I have to leave now for mm doctor appoint and should be back in1-2 hours
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 10 months ago

O.k.......that will work out about right.

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 10 months ago

I am finally back! I am attaching a copy of the Atwood Service Manual link for you. Print that out so you have it. Good information in there. Get back to me when you have a chance. http://bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/atwoodwaterheater.pdf

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 10 months ago

Just checking back in to see if you were able to resolve this issue or do you still need some help here?

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